4 Aces has launched a selection of biodegradable paper straws to enable its customers to adopt a more environmentally-friendly approach and to offer the end-user, their customer, an alternative solution to the paper straws currently on the market.

With the media continuing to focus on the over-use of plastic, and the consequences to the environment as a result, consumers are far more savvy about the unnecessary use of straws and are increasingly unwilling to contribute to the damage that’s being caused, to sealife in particular.

The popular packaging specialist’s new biodegradable straws are made from high grade material and have been produced to maintain a stable structure that will last much longer than other alternatives. The white paper straws come in 8mm bore and are suitable for smoothies and shakes. There is also a black 6 mm version that suits all other uses.

David Blake, sales director of 4 Aces explains: “With smaller children and anyone likely to struggle, going without a straw isn’t always an option. This eco-friendly alternative to the plastic straw gives consumers the opportunity to make the right choice and it impacts positively on the sustainability agenda of the seller, whether that’s a pub, a café or any other retail outlet.

“We’re expecting to generate a healthy level of interest as we are enjoying high sales across all of our biodegradable products following the launch of our PLANET range earlier this year.”

4 Aces stocks a selection of 7oz, 8oz, 12oz and 16oz, compostable, PLA hot cups and a full range of paper water cones and PLA cold cups, which carry the internationally recognised seedling logo. These products comply to EU certification for compostable packaging, which means that they will disintegrate in the correct industrial facilities for disposal within 12 weeks.

 4 Aces is continually developing products to address its customers’ concerns and the changing demands that are being driven by their customers. The company forecasts a continued growth towards environmentally friendly packaging.

Since its launch in 2001, 4 Aces has ensured that its product offering is amongst the widest and most creative, and that its customer service ranks at the highest level, thus guaranteeing the company its status as the UK’s fastest growing provider of packaging products to the beverage and foodservice sectors.


For further information on 4 Aces and its products, visit the website at www.4acesltd.com or call 01992 535774.